The Renwick Hotel New York City, Curio Collection by Hilton
What We Love
- Smack-dab central location just a block from Grand Central Terminal
- Housed in a historic red brick building that was formerly a long-stay hotel for artists and writers, including John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Mann
- Interiors by trailblazing Stonehill & Taylor Architects, the designers behind New York’s Ace Hotel and NoMad Hotel
- The 173 guestrooms, including 33 suites, have a loft-like layout and custom furnishings including easel-inspired TV stands, benchlike desks and patterned carpets designed to look like paint-splattered concrete
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Some Gallery Rooms and Suites have private terraces
- Midtown address at 40th and Lexington, but the look and vibe have a hip, downtown edge
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In a historic 1920s Midtown East building, the Renwick offers a hip stay just a block from Grand Central Terminal. The 173-room property was a former long-stay hotel for writers, artists, and intellectuals including John Steinbeck and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The new-look Renwick draws on this rich literary and artistic heritage, from custom furnishings designed to evoke easels and desks, to carpets that mimic paint-splattered concrete and installation-like artworks. All of the guest rooms have a loft-style layout, with platform King and Queen beds, tufted leather headboards, steampunk chandeliers, 48-inch flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, and mini-fridges. The petite bathrooms are notable for their graphic ceiling murals, plush bathrobes and slippers, and posh Apotheke amenities. Downstairs, chef John Delucie’s first solo restaurant project, Bedford & Co., is the heart of the property, with a menu that focuses on upscale American comfort food (signature dishes include chicken pot pie and truffle mac and cheese).
In the Area
If you’re inspired by your artsy digs, take a tour of the grand New York Public Library and check out one of the rotating exhibits. While you’re there, visit Bryant Park, a sylvan break from the big city bustle. Depending on the time of year, you can catch an outdoor movie, challenge a local to chess or go ice skating. Revel in the Old New York glamour of Grand Central Terminal over martinis at the speakeasy-style Campbell Apartment bar or over dinner at the Oyster Bar. Or sample the excellent beer selection, from stouts to IPAs to cask-conditioned ales, at Ginger Man.
How to Get There
If you are looking for a boutique hotel with an art deco flair then you must choose The Renwick. The staff, the room and proximity to Grand Central station makes its midtown location perfect for any activity (business or pleasure). The staff are super friendly and helpful. The rooms are comfortable and exquisite. You will love it! I cannot wait to return very soon!
This little boutique hotel is a pleasant surprise, we got a AAA rate of $127 night, for this location, just around the corner from Grand Central we were a bit hesitant.. glad we went with the reviews and booked. The staff is fabulous, very clean, free WiFi , restaurant connected ( we did not use ). Safe in room
We had a small billing issue, the mgr. Micheal handled immediately and was very professional and pleasant.
We travel frequently, not so much NYC .....this as a real winner, stay there especially if your training in to Grand Central
Last night was my first say at The Renwick or any Curio Collection property. I enjoyed the historic building, unique vibe, friendly staff, basement gym (including two kinds of refrigerated towels: wet mint and dry) and an upgraded, nicely furnished, corner room (1601) that truly made me wish I was staying longer than one night. My only concerns were a slightly loud air conditioning unit and a mattress that was too soft for me.